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Sport What will it take for Lakers' Anthony Davis to return after injuring his back?

14:10  14 january  2020
14:10  14 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Lakers' Anthony Davis available for Monday's game vs. Celtics

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What will it take for Lakers ' Anthony Davis to return after injuring his back ? LOS ANGELES — Lakers star Anthony Davis will sit out against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday at Staples Center, marking the third consecutive game he will miss because of continued discomfort around his tailbone.

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LOS ANGELES — Lakers star Anthony Davis will sit out against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday at Staples Center, marking the third consecutive game he will miss because of continued discomfort around his tailbone.

“Closer than the other night, but still some soreness, ” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “Still not ready.”

Davis made progress to suggest a return is imminent, possibly as early as Wednesday's home game against the Orlando Magic. Davis completed a pregame warm-up on Monday that entailed a series of ball-handling, shooting and mobility drills. He also joined various teammates during an off-day trip to see the Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers’ playoff game in Wisconsin.

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Anthony Davis plans to travel with the Los Angeles Lakers on their upcoming road trip after he Davis was hurt when he fell hard on his back and tailbone after trying to block the shot of New It ’s probably going to take some time, seeing how long it took for him to get up and walk out of here They play the Mavericks on Friday and at Oklahoma City on Saturday before returning to Los Angeles.

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Anthony Davis wearing a black shirt: Jan 1, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) warms up before the game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports© Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Jan 1, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) warms up before the game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Vogel said that general manager Rob Pelinka approved the trip following the team’s undefeated back-to-back in Dallas (Friday) and Oklahoma City (Saturday). As for whether that trip could hurt Davis’ health, Vogel stressed that the “medical team says it’s not a factor.”

Davis injured his lower tailbone in the second half of last week’s win against the New York Knicks. Davis has rested and received treatment, but it is unclear to what extent the Lakers will consider Davis fully healthy before clearing him to play.

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“I don’t know if it will be 100 percent,” Vogel said. “It’s going to be day to day and we’ll communicate with the medical team. We want him as pain-free as possible. But I don’t know if that is 100 percent or 99 percent. They’ll tell me when he’s ready.”

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